Graduate Assistants


  • Adebanke Loveth Adebayo

    Adebanke Loveth Adebayo

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Health communication, maternal and neonatal health, public health communication, death and dying, social epidemiology and health equity, intercultural health communication, and global health.

  • Richard Opoku Amoako

    Richard Opoku Amoako

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Global Health Communication, Strategic Media Message Design for Health Campaigns, Intercultural Health Communication, Persuasion, Social Media, Science Communication

  • Patrick Owusu Ansah

    Patrick Owusu Ansah

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Climate Change Communication, Science Communication, Crisis Communication


  • Amanda Borth

    Amanda Borth

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Science Communication, Climate Change Communication, Global Environmental Policy

  • Nate S. Brophy

    Nate S. Brophy

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Instructional Communication, Health Communication



  • Marta Pérez Drake

    Marta Pérez Drake

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Organizational, Intercultural, & Interpersonal Communications with a focus on Gender, BIPOC and other under-represented populations.



  • Sara Field

    Sara Field

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Ms. Field is currently teaching COMM 101. She is a Ph.D. student in the College of Education. Her research focus is on motivation for writing.

  • Peter T Figueroa

    Peter T Figueroa

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Brenna R Fuhr

    Brenna R Fuhr

    Graduate Teaching Assistant


  • Austin Gallas

    Austin Gallas

    Graduate Lecturer

    Police reform, public sexuality, undercover surveillance, sex work, New York City, social history, archives



  • Maurine Kwende

    Maurine Kwende

    Graduate Lecturer

    Artificial Intelligence, User Experience Design, Design decision-making, Augmented Reality, Microlearning


  • Jessica M Ledford

    Jessica M Ledford

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Health Communication, Death and Dying, Emotions in Persuasion, Misinformation, Disinformation


  • Rochelle Davidson Mhonde

    Rochelle Davidson Mhonde

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    health communication, intercultural communication, social justice advocacy


  • Margaret Orr

    Margaret Orr

    Graduate Lecturer

    Climate Change Communication, Misinformation, Conflicting Information, Action Thresholds


  • Bree R Riddick

    Bree R Riddick

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Chelsea Rossheim

    Chelsea Rossheim

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Organizational communication; strategic communication; design, delivery, and evaluation of trainings in an organizational setting


  • Lane Schwager

    Lane Schwager

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Organizational Communication, Critical Theories, Pop Culture, Mass Media, Feminist Studies, and Strategic Communication.

  • Josephine Sherwood

    Josephine Sherwood

    Graduate Lecturer

    Strategic communication, pop culture, public relations, LGBTQIA+ communication

  • Syahgena Ardhila St. Onge

    Syahgena Ardhila St. Onge

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Health communication, reproductive health, media studies, gender and development, migration, Islamic world, Southeast Asia

  • Briana M. Stewart

    Briana M. Stewart

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Instructional communication, professional and technical writing, organizational communication, and leadership

  • Alli Stormer

    Alli Stormer

    Graduate Lecturer


  • Shannon M Taylor-Heflin

    Shannon M Taylor-Heflin

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Health Communication, Health Misinformation, Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication

  • Doran Tucker

    Doran Tucker

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Climate change, Science Communication, Appalachia, National Security, Hunting

  • Sammi Tuckerman

    Sammi Tuckerman

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Science Communication, Climate Change Communication, Communication Education, Instructional Communication

  • Brett Turner

    Brett Turner

    Graduate Lecturer


  • Saahi Uppalapati

    Saahi Uppalapati

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Climate Change Communication, International Climate Communication, Climate Change Policy, Global Environmental Policy, Climate and Health

  • Melissa Urbansky

    Melissa Urbansky

    Graduate Lecturer


  • Jasmine Williams

    Jasmine Williams

    Graduate Lecturer

    Health Communication, Health and Health Care Inequities, Performance Arts, Public Speaking

  • Allyson L. Wilson

    Allyson L. Wilson

    Graduate Lecturer

    Identity; reputation management; social influence; power; message effects; instructional communication; gender disparities and divisions of labor; communication in law and legal contexts.